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Board grants tenure to 25 faculty

By Frances Matteck/editor-in-chief

The Tarrant County College Board of Trustees gave tenure to 25 faculty members at its Jan. 29 meeting.
The faculty receiving tenure from NE Campus are Rebecca Balcarcel, English associate professor; Ola Disu, math associate professor; Dr. Lynn Gargan, biology associate professor; Cindy Hurt, art associate professor, and Dr. Stephanie Scroggins, child development associate professor.

Five NW Campus faculty received tenure: Thomas Fitzpatrick, art associate professor; Tracy Hearn, criminal justice associate professor; Dena Johnson, biology instructor; Dr. Susanne McFadden, chemistry associate professor, and Lacreacia Sanders, dance associate professor.
South Campus faculty receiving tenure are Paul Benero, art associate professor; Brenda Cobb, nursing associate professor; Kara English, art associate professor; Dr. Terri Lindsey, biology associate professor, and Ping-sha Pansy Sheffield, biology associate professor.

On SE Campus, 10 faculty received tenure: Linda Frazier, history associate professor; Garrison Henderson, sociology associate professor; Sharon Holmes, mathematics associate professor; Dr. Jennifer Lawrence, history associate professor; Priti Patel, mathematics associate professor; John Phillips, art associate professor; Karl Robinson, psychology associate professor; Dr. Vicki Sapp, English associate professor; Jaquelyn Warmsley, reading associate professor, and Sharon Wettengel, sociology associate professor.

Also, NE Campus math department co-chair Greta Harris-Hardland gave a PowerPoint presentation illustrating the success of the district’s Mod Math Program since its inception in October 2006. The Trinity River Campus will offer the Mod Math courses beginning the first summer session.

The board approved amendments, change orders and contracts for the Capital Improvement Program for the fourth quarter, fiscal year 2008, and first quarter, fiscal year 2009.

In a 4-to-3 vote, the members of the board also approved the selection of providers of job order contracting services and gave Chancellor Leonardo de la Garza authority to negotiate and sign contracts with those providers.

The board received a brief status report of financial contracts pertaining to real estate owned by the school. It should receive a detailed report with actual numbers this week.
Board member Joe Hudson proposed to make the schedule for board meetings more regular in order to give board members the ability to plan a year in advance and apprise the members’ constituents of meeting information.

The board closed by reviewing the income and expenditures and the investment portfolio.

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